• Yes, it ruins nationalism

  • No, you can still have nationalism

12% 2 votes
88% 14 votes
  • It doesnt ruin it but it does weaken its influence slightly, which I consider a good thing.

  • I still love the USA yet I learned japanese.

  • I know two other languages (English and French) other than my native dialect and the standard dialect, yet I'm still nationalistic. :)

  • I can speak English, Walloon, Creole, French, Spanish, Italian, German, and a bit of Persian. I'm still an American. Learning French was more toward my ethnicity than my nationality, but the rest was fun.

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Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-28T22:29:43.4039802-05:00
I think most will vote No, except Marine Le Pen. :P Is there a related debate going on in Indonesia/Malaysia/wherever the OP is from?
TheMarquis says2015-04-28T22:39:29.7062968-05:00
@Diqiucun: Napoleon is why all of France speaks French. He believed that unifying France meant outlawing people's Native languages. This should upset you if you're an English speaker because Normandy gave English A LOT of words. Including the word, "cat."
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-28T22:40:44.1037286-05:00
@TheMarquis: Wow, you're a polyglot! My respect grows some more.
TheMarquis says2015-04-28T22:42:58.1319690-05:00
@Diqiucun: Yeah, I am in the middle of Persian now and have studied Palestinian Arabic and Hindi. I am going to finish up my Persian and Hindi and then use those to have Urdu! Then I'll have my girlfriend teach me Chinese!
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-28T22:44:42.3031044-05:00
@TheMarquis: I meant to type in French a few times that I know 'cat' comes from French, but I don't mind because English isn't my first language. It got caught in the filter, even after I got rid of the cedillas. :(
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-28T22:45:12.5050916-05:00
@TheMarquis: That's awesome! :D How did you become so talented?
TheMarquis says2015-04-28T22:47:33.8273034-05:00
I'm not especially talented, just kind of a savant. I am great at languages, but I failed Algebra with a 17% F.
PetersSmith says2015-04-28T23:15:24.7366994-05:00
No, you can just say 'Merica in different languages.
TheMarquis says2015-04-28T23:17:01.3904318-05:00
@PetersSmith: In French a really biggoted way to talk about Americans is, "Ricans!" And that cuts it off at the "r", too, so maybe we can use that?
PetersSmith says2015-04-28T23:21:34.7839903-05:00
TheMarquis: That sounds too much like Puerto Ricans.
TheMarquis says2015-04-28T23:27:34.1478459-05:00
@Peters: I thought the same thing when I first heard it, but it grows on you.
PetersSmith says2015-04-28T23:28:41.4939093-05:00
TheMarquis: If you don't like America then you can gert out.
TheMarquis says2015-04-28T23:30:29.1580975-05:00
@Peters: My Ohio Creole, we were here first! :P
TheMarquis says2015-04-28T23:33:17.7052203-05:00
*I'm, not My, not sure how that happened.
Varrack says2015-04-28T23:38:30.0102442-05:00
How on earth do you learn 7 languages in the first 18 years of your life? That's crazy.
TheMarquis says2015-04-28T23:50:25.5770281-05:00
@Varrak: I learned English in my infancy. My father put me on Rosetta Stone for German at age three. My family is Creole. Starting at age six two Mexican girls were living with me who spoke only Spanish. I started dating a Canadian/Italian woman in eighth grade so I picked up Quebecois French and Italian from her. Then I took four years of Parisian French in highschool. I am learning Persian because I am training to teach English abroad and would like to go to Iran.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-29T05:24:39.1773950-05:00
Wow... And I thought I came from a multicultural society. :P Do you go to some kind of 'polyglot's club' or whatever it's called? A few terms ago, there was someone in my French class who knew lots of friends who spoke all sorts of weird languages like Hungarian.
TheMarquis says2015-04-29T05:45:46.0422929-05:00
@Diqucun: No club. People here know English and then tend to know either Spanish or Chinese as seconds, but that's it.

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